Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is the largest city in the Middle East and contains nearly active mosques. This is a list of three of the most amazing mosques in Istanbul.

Photo of tourists from the inside of a small shop in the Grand Bazaar (Kapalıçarşı) selling colored lamps. A huge attraction for tourists, I personally very rarely saw merchants actually selling stuff and I kept wondering how the manage to make a living.

Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, Turkey. Love the lanterns.I do not recall seeing them in the market we were at. We did buy a lovely carpet while in Turkey and had it shipped home.

Garden facade and fountain, Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul.

Fountain inside the garden, Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Chora Church, Istanbul. The most beautiful byzantine mosaics in Istanbul. You can't miss it.

Chora Church, now Kariye museum in Istanbul. The most beautiful byzantine mosaics in Istanbul. You can't miss it.

Galleria Borghese interior , David of Gian Lorenzo Bernini , Rome , Italy

Galleria Borghese interior , David of Gian Lorenzo Bernini , Rome , Italy - Italian Palace - Artemest

Christ Pantocrator mosaic, Chora Church, Istanbul, Turkey

The Kariye Museum (Church of the Holy Savior in Chora), near the Byzantine city walls - Istanbul, Turkey - fantastic mosaics (circa

Yali means "seashore, beach" & is a house or mansion constructed waterside in Istanbul, Turkey, built with an architectural concept that takes into account the characteristics of the coastal location. The term "yalı" is used primarily to denote the 620 waterside residences, mostly dating from the 19th century, sprinkled along the Bosphorus in Istanbul. Finely worked wood was the predominant construction material chosen for yalıs, as in traditional Turkish houses.

Yali means "seashore, beach" & is a house or mansion constructed waterside…

Cafe Pierre Loti Istanbul - amazing view of the golden horn

How about lunching between two continents. Do one of our Archaeologous private Istanbul tours to sail the Bosphorus and tour both Europe and Asia (photo by Pierre Loti,)

TURKEY - İZMİR BERGAMA

İZMİR, BERGAMA, or SMYRNA (depending on when) This city is the Asian 'jumping off point' for all of the ships in the Aegean Sea

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